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Author Tom Zoellner Explores The History Of A Revolt In Jamaica That Ended Slavery In the British Empire

"Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire," by Tom Zoellner.
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"Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire," by Tom Zoellner.

Take a trip back in history to the island of Jamaica in 1831, just after Christmas.

A peaceful slave revolt began and, while unsuccessful, the ideas it seeded led to the end of slavery in the British Empire.

The little-known piece of history sparked the interest of author Tom Zoellner. It inspired his latest book, "Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire."

The Show with him about what it was like in Jamaica at the time and how it all began.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been update to correct the spelling of Tom Zoellner's name.

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